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Ten Ski Country Vacation Spots With Epic Outdoor Amenities

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A mountain vacation is all about the amenities, so in honor of Outdoors Week we've decided to dish on the very best outdoor add-ons in ski country. And while all of our 38 Essential Ski Hotels have some fantastic amenities, we curated just 10 exclusive spots that really bring it when it comes to the outdoors. From baller guest ranches in Telluride and Wyoming to a New England haven that's sure to have you slapping on the sunscreen, here are the the top 10 ski country vacation spots with epic outdoor amenities.

Please note: the list is ordered from east to west, not from best to worst.


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1. Trapp Family Lodge

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700 Trapp Hill Rd
Stowe, VT 05672
(802) 253-8511
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With more than 2,500 acres in Stowe, Vermont, the Trapp Family Lodge is our go-to New England spot for outdoor adventure. There are two outdoor heated pools, a disc golf course, and plenty of mountain biking and hiking just steps from your room. We also love that the resort puts on Concerts in The Meadow, an outdoor concert series that is not to be missed.

2. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail

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1 Vail Rd
Vail, CO 81657
(970) 477-8600
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At the foot of Vail Mountain, the Four Seasons Vail has one of the biggest outdoor pools in town and a drop-dead gorgeous patio. There are plenty of fire pits, hot tubs, and the property is a short walk into the heart of Vail Village. Want to try out rafting, mountain biking, or hiking? Helpful concierge staff are on hand to plan any outdoor adventure. Did we mention the views?

3. The St. Regis Aspen Resort

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315 E Dean St
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-3300
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One of 38 Essential Ski Hotels, the St. Regis brand always wows with stellar service and a butler program that really impresses. But at the St. Regis Aspen, we just can't get enough of their outdoor offerings. A huge pool area with three hot tubs is our preferred spot to unwind, and you can't beat the amenities available at the in-house Aspen Outfitting Company. Guests can choose from fly fishing, clay target shooting, pistol shooting, and upland bird hunting. Not feeling those activities? The St. Regis concierge will arrange any other outdoor adventure you can imagine.

4. Dunton Hot Springs

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52068 West Fork Rd.
Dolores, CO 81323
(970) 882 4800
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Near Telluride, Colorado, Dunton Hot Springs takes glamping to the next level with 8 luxury tents and a slew of gorgeous hand-built cabins. Outside, they offer six hot springs on site with water temps ranging from 85 to 106 degrees. There's also fly fishing on private water, horseback riding, hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking, and rafting. This place has it all.

5. Resorts West

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40 Red Cloud TRL
Park City, UT 84060
1-877-214-0102
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Thinking of renting a vacation home in Park City but still want all the luxury and amenities of a high-end hotel? We love Resorts West. With tons of lodging options in Deer Valley, Park City, and the Canyons, Resorts West will help arrange activities, gear rental, and of course most of their properties come with baller outdoor amenities. This 8 bedroom, 11 bath home in Deer Valley sleeps 14 and has killer views from its huge patio and outdoor hot tub. Did someone say bespoke?

6. Flat Creek Ranch

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112 Center Street
Jackson, WY 83001
At this well-reviewed Jackson Hole guest ranch, you'd have to work hard to NOT be outside. Guests rave about Flat Creek Ranch's horseback riding, world-class fly fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, and well-appointed cabins. You certainly can't beat the setting.

7. Lone Mountain Ranch

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(406) 995-4644
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At Big Sky's nicest all-inclusive guest ranch, visitors enjoy a huge list of outdoor amenities. Well-appointed cabins sit in a gorgeous forest (there's even a creek, too!) and guests enjoy horseback riding, fly fishing, and hiking all just steps away. Venture a little further and you can enjoy everything Yellowstone Park has to offer.

8. Knob Hill Inn

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960 N Main St
Ketchum, ID 83340
Summertime in Sun Valley is blissful: you can expect warm days and cool nights with plenty of sunshine. At the Knob Hill Inn (another one of our picks for ski country lodging) a beautiful gardens awaits guests looking to unwind after a day playing outside. There's also a renovated pool area, hot tub, and kickass terrace at the hotel's popular dining spot, The Grill at Knob Hill.

9. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

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13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Ct
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 562-3000
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As the only AAA Five Diamond mountain resort in California, The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe also has the best outdoor amenities in the region. You can hike and bike right out the door, and the resort offers bocce, a heated outdoor terrace, and multiple pools (there's even an adult-only lap pool!). Lake Tahoe is only a 15 minute drive away, and don't miss s'mores at the outdoor fire pit after a day of adventures.

10. Four Seasons Resort Whistler

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4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
BC V0N 1B4, Canada
(604) 935-3400
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Another one of our 38 Essential Ski Hotels, the Four Seasons Whistler kills it when it comes to outdoor summer amenities. A beautiful pool area is to be expected (come on, it's the Four Seasons), but we also love the recently re-done patio off of their signature restaurant, Sidecut. Don't miss their Thursday night BBQ's where you can enjoy put-put golf, an outdoor ping pong table, and live music.

1. Trapp Family Lodge

700 Trapp Hill Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
With more than 2,500 acres in Stowe, Vermont, the Trapp Family Lodge is our go-to New England spot for outdoor adventure. There are two outdoor heated pools, a disc golf course, and plenty of mountain biking and hiking just steps from your room. We also love that the resort puts on Concerts in The Meadow, an outdoor concert series that is not to be missed.
700 Trapp Hill Rd
Stowe, VT 05672

2. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail

1 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657
At the foot of Vail Mountain, the Four Seasons Vail has one of the biggest outdoor pools in town and a drop-dead gorgeous patio. There are plenty of fire pits, hot tubs, and the property is a short walk into the heart of Vail Village. Want to try out rafting, mountain biking, or hiking? Helpful concierge staff are on hand to plan any outdoor adventure. Did we mention the views?
1 Vail Rd
Vail, CO 81657

3. The St. Regis Aspen Resort

315 E Dean St, Aspen, CO 81611
One of 38 Essential Ski Hotels, the St. Regis brand always wows with stellar service and a butler program that really impresses. But at the St. Regis Aspen, we just can't get enough of their outdoor offerings. A huge pool area with three hot tubs is our preferred spot to unwind, and you can't beat the amenities available at the in-house Aspen Outfitting Company. Guests can choose from fly fishing, clay target shooting, pistol shooting, and upland bird hunting. Not feeling those activities? The St. Regis concierge will arrange any other outdoor adventure you can imagine.
315 E Dean St
Aspen, CO 81611

4. Dunton Hot Springs

52068 West Fork Rd., Dolores, CO 81323
Near Telluride, Colorado, Dunton Hot Springs takes glamping to the next level with 8 luxury tents and a slew of gorgeous hand-built cabins. Outside, they offer six hot springs on site with water temps ranging from 85 to 106 degrees. There's also fly fishing on private water, horseback riding, hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking, and rafting. This place has it all.
52068 West Fork Rd.
Dolores, CO 81323

5. Resorts West

40 Red Cloud TRL, Park City, UT 84060
Thinking of renting a vacation home in Park City but still want all the luxury and amenities of a high-end hotel? We love Resorts West. With tons of lodging options in Deer Valley, Park City, and the Canyons, Resorts West will help arrange activities, gear rental, and of course most of their properties come with baller outdoor amenities. This 8 bedroom, 11 bath home in Deer Valley sleeps 14 and has killer views from its huge patio and outdoor hot tub. Did someone say bespoke?
40 Red Cloud TRL
Park City, UT 84060

6. Flat Creek Ranch

112 Center Street, Jackson, WY 83001
At this well-reviewed Jackson Hole guest ranch, you'd have to work hard to NOT be outside. Guests rave about Flat Creek Ranch's horseback riding, world-class fly fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, and well-appointed cabins. You certainly can't beat the setting.
112 Center Street
Jackson, WY 83001

7. Lone Mountain Ranch

750 Lone Mountain Ranch Road Big Sky, MT 59716
At Big Sky's nicest all-inclusive guest ranch, visitors enjoy a huge list of outdoor amenities. Well-appointed cabins sit in a gorgeous forest (there's even a creek, too!) and guests enjoy horseback riding, fly fishing, and hiking all just steps away. Venture a little further and you can enjoy everything Yellowstone Park has to offer.

8. Knob Hill Inn

960 N Main St, Ketchum, ID 83340
Summertime in Sun Valley is blissful: you can expect warm days and cool nights with plenty of sunshine. At the Knob Hill Inn (another one of our picks for ski country lodging) a beautiful gardens awaits guests looking to unwind after a day playing outside. There's also a renovated pool area, hot tub, and kickass terrace at the hotel's popular dining spot, The Grill at Knob Hill.
960 N Main St
Ketchum, ID 83340

9. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Ct, Truckee, CA 96161
As the only AAA Five Diamond mountain resort in California, The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe also has the best outdoor amenities in the region. You can hike and bike right out the door, and the resort offers bocce, a heated outdoor terrace, and multiple pools (there's even an adult-only lap pool!). Lake Tahoe is only a 15 minute drive away, and don't miss s'mores at the outdoor fire pit after a day of adventures.
13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Ct
Truckee, CA 96161

10. Four Seasons Resort Whistler

4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Another one of our 38 Essential Ski Hotels, the Four Seasons Whistler kills it when it comes to outdoor summer amenities. A beautiful pool area is to be expected (come on, it's the Four Seasons), but we also love the recently re-done patio off of their signature restaurant, Sidecut. Don't miss their Thursday night BBQ's where you can enjoy put-put golf, an outdoor ping pong table, and live music.
4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
BC V0N 1B4, Canada